I just finished listening. Great stuff once again!
When you said as a kid people would pat you on the back for getting a basket 8 pointer. That's pretty much still how it is here in PA and especially how I was raised hunting. We hunted and still hunt for meat. And there's nothing wrong with that.
Actually that's what I settled for again this year with the bow after "failing" at BEAST bed hunting this past season in my first year trying it. I used quotations there because even though I didn't kill a big buck I did get to play cat and mouse with a 4.5 year old buck this past season after finding one of his beds. That never would have happened to me before reading the hunting BEAST.
But now in my 2nd Beast season I'm taking so much pride in just going out scouting and finding beds. Its never been so rewarding for me to go out and walk in the woods. Im getting on the larger 3 and 4 year old bucks that other guys would only see at 2am on there trail cam with a bait pile and then have no clue where it came from.
Im seeing myself really turn a corner here now after 20 years of hunting basket racks and an occasion 100 incher. I wish I had found this information way younger but now at 30 i guess better late than never! Thanks Dan! Your teachings are appreciated way more than you might know.
"Pressure and Time. That's all it takes, really. Pressure, and time..."